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I do guest blogging often. Generally for specific sites in bulk. I have posted some that I have done in the past below. If you want me to write a post, article or blog for you I certainly can do that for you. If it is a series of posts we can make a per word arrangement for cost that you find acceptable. If it is one post, then I generally have a range based on the time and effort that would go into it and the length of the post. In general it tends to be 25 dollars a post, but either way it is around that cost. Nothing outrageous. Sometimes a little lower, or a little higher. I will also do guest blogging for awareness and exposure, depending on the site so in this case just contact me and let me know what you are looking for. I have also done blogging exchanges with other bloggers. And of course blogger interviews. Please contact me with what you are looking for in this regard and we can do some blogging!

For sponsored ads you want to have on my page. I rarely accept to do these. The cost for the traffic I get is between $50-75 based on the blog, FB page and Twitter. Keep that in mind before even asking. They must be on topic and reviewed by me.

Articles In Print or with digital magazines.:
Essay in Migraine Expressions book called ‘To All Those with Migraines: I, too, share your brain cramps.’

Reprint of article ‘Fibromyalgia and chronic pain in danger of being labeled a mental disorder’ in UK Fibromyalgia, April 2013.

Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine. Issue 2: “Finding Slumberland” in 2015

ProHealth: Allodynia and Fibromyalgia8 things to consider for depression 



Guest blog posts


Positivity in Pain

Of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most
Winning some life in addition to the pain
New Year's resolutions
Coping with the holiday season
When pain exceeds coping strategies
Life choices and compromises for our health
Invisible Me
All about goals and motivation when chronically ill
This life the existence
Stress the good and the bad
Wellbeing and the unlived life
Take your rest
Exercise is not evil
Fibromyalgia and relationships
On chronic pain impact

Migraine Checked

Moving Through Migraine Intensity
University Blues: Migraines in the Classroom
Vacationing with Your Migraines
Vestibular migraines
Migraine Awareness Month
Food triggers: Hidden and Elusive 
Me Vs the World
The Chronic Migraine Life: Such As It Is

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